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a overlooking. >> chris: no doubt. [ laughter ] >> i just have to get that in. obama runs in 2008 as a man who is going to change our politics. he is only going to implement new ideas. he is going to change the way washington works. and the essence of the corruption he was attacking was the money. so, number one, in 2008, he is the first who refuses public financing for his campaign. he raises a billion dollars. and now what he is doing, he is campaigning, look where he is in the third of the month in the second term, if there is ever a time in the 8 years when you would relax on the money and try to govern, it would be at this point. what he has done completely in contradiction to what he promised as a candidate in 2008, he institutionalized the permanent campaign. evidence is out there raising money at the beginning of the second term when he ought to be here working on the budget on sequester and all these other issues. but now he is the essence of exactly the system that he denounced and he promised he would messianicly redeem. >> chris: let me ask you about that marah and then we will go
their health insurance premiums go up next year as a result of obama care which was supposed to make healthcare cheaper. half of the states have declined to set up the exchanges through which insurance is to be sold under the new law. washington will have to do that job though it is nowhere near ready the program remains at least as unpopular with the public as the day it was passed. that, however, was not the case with social security and medicare which both passed with bipartisan majorities and were favored by the public from the start. democrats continue to hope that it will all work out in the end and obama care will becomes a popular and nearly as untouchable as those other two. that is not the direction things are head now. bret? >> bret: you know, with the treatment by most of the media of the obama administration, it was thought that perhaps president obama would be immune from second term syndrome. that doesn't seem to be the case. that's right, bret. there really was a sense after the election that he was sort of politically bullet-proof and that the republicans were n disarray and sc
, basic health plan option, a managed care program now used in washington state. she is not happy about it. >> we're very concerned about the approach by the agency in trying to thwart this glerst that program is much less expensive as obama care with 1/12th as much. cantwell worried if they were worried about competition with the exchanges. >> is there a bias somewhere in the administration against lower cost managed care delivery systems that the act calls for in exchange for the exchange. >> aside from delays, three smaller parts of the original law have already failed. congress overwhelmingly repealed one provision to force small businesses to file irs forms. if they spent more than $600 a year with any one firm. then the class act would have provided long-term care but fell apart over shaky financing. >> they pulled the plug on it themselves and congress repealed it. >> and finally a program to cover people with preexisting conditions until obama care took hold. also collapsed. stranding seriously ill patients without care. there is always an argument over cost. nonpartisan group of a
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